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  • Ninth Critical Bibliography of the History, Philosophy and Organization of Science and ofthe History of CivilizationAuthor(s): George SartonSource: Isis, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer, 1921), pp. 451-497Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: .Accessed: 09/05/2014 20:32

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  • Ninth Critical Bibliography of the History, Philosophy and Organization of Science

    and of the History of Civilization

    (to August 1920, but very incomplete)

    This ninth critical bibliography is very incomplete, because there

    are still a great number of publications (especially German) which I have not been able to see. I have in hand more than 2,000 notes which I will publish (or not) as soon as I am able to check them.

    This bibliography contains about 365 notes. It includes the titles of

    all the,papers and reviews, however short, published in Isis, No. 6

    to 9. It thus forms a table of contents to these numbers. Some of the notes of the present bibliography have been contributed

    by CHARLES SINGER and L. C. KARPINSKI (Ann Arbor, Mich.). I hope to be able to publish in the next bibliography a list of the

    periodical publications which are systematically read by the Editor.

    The arrangement and leading principles of our bibliography are

    explained in Isis, III, p. 159-171. It is well to repeat once more that

    Part I is the fundamental classification, by centuries. Part II and III

    contain only such items which could not be included in Part I because

    they deal with periods longer than two centuries. A summary table of the nine first critical bibliographies will be

    found at the end of the present one.

    GEORGE SARTON. Cambridge, Mass. Sept. 18, 1920.

    24 Agassiz str.

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  • S. IX A.C. S. V A C. S. IV A.C. S. III A.C.

    PART I

    Fundamental Classification (centurial)

    S. IX A.C.

    Wright, Jonathan. The white man's magic in HOMER. Scientific Monthly, IX, p 550-560. Lancaster, Pa. 1919. Isis

    S. V A. C.

    Cajori, Florian. The purpose of ZENO'S arguments on motion. Isis, III, p. 7-20, 1920. IBIs

    Introduction. Ancient criticism of ZENO'S arguments. Modern criticism: 1. ZENO'S arguments considered sophistry. 2. ZENO'S arguments considered valid: a) COUSIN'S interpretation; b) GROTE'S interpretation; c) TANNERY'S interpretation. G S.

    Jourdain. Philip E. B. The Flying Arrow. An anachronism, Mind, XXV, p. 42-55. Aberdeen 1916.

    See Isis, III p. 277-278 (JOURDAIN). isis

    S. IV A.C.

    Aristotelis Meteorologicorum Libri Quattuor. Recensuit indicem ver- borum addidit F. H. FOBES, XLVIII+235 p. Cantabrigiae Mass. 1919. Isis

    See Isis III, p. 278-279 (SARTON).

    Schmidt, C. W. Der Entwicklungsbegriff in der aristotelischen Natur- philosophic Archiv. f. Gesch. d. Naturw., VIII, p. 49-65. Leipzig 1917. isis

    Wundt, Max [1879- ]. PLATONS Leben und Werk, 174 S. lena, DIE- DERICHS, 1914. IsBI

    After a little essay on PLATO and the problem of culture and a sketch of SOCRATES, the author treats simultaneously of PLATO'S life and work, which implies a chronological classification of his writings. The account is simple and clear and followed by a conclusion on PLATO and the development of culture. MAX WUNDT is a son of WILHELM WUNDT and has published previously : Gesch. d. griech Ethik 1908-1911 ; GOETHES Wilhelm Meister u. d. Entwicklung des modernen Lebensideals 1913. G. S.

    S. III A. C.

    Senart, E. Un nouvel edit d'AsoKA a Maski. Journal Asiatique, VII, p. 425-442. Paris 1916. isis

    Apropos of the publication by RiA SAHIB H. KRISHNA SASTRI of the new Asokan edict of Maski (Hyderabad Archaeol. Series, 1) 1915. G. S.


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  • SI A.C. S. S. II

    Zeuthen, I. 0. Sur les definitions d'EUCLIDE. Scientia, vol. 24, p. 257-269. Bologna 1918. ISIS

    S. I A.C.

    Calder, W. M. The Date of the Nativity. Discovery, I, p. 100-103. London 1920. IsIB

    The birth of CHRIST must be dated earlier than 6 B. C.; several conver- gent lines point to a date 9-7, and probably 8 B. C. G. S.

    Conway, R. S. VERGIL among the Prophets. Discovery, I, p. 138-141. London 1920. Isis

    Sargeaunt, U. The trees, shrubs and plants of VIRGIL, vIn+149 p. Oxford, BLACKWELL 1920. ISIS

    The works of VIRGIL are botanically important as being one of our very few sources between THEOPHRASTUS (IVth c. B. C.) and DISCORIDES (lst cent. C. E.). There is no author of classical antiquity on whom more has been written than VIRGIL. there is none whose text is so well vouched for by early and numerous MSS. It is thus very remarkable that anything new and useful has to be said about him, yet by going direct to nature, Mr. SARGEAUNT has found much to say that is both new and interesting and he has said it in the least possible compass. The book is instinct with the love of nature and of the classics and is a real and very pleasant addition to the history of botany. C. S.

    S. I

    Horwitz, Hugo Theodor. Ueber ein neueres deutsches Reichspatent und eine Konstruktion von HERON von Alexandria. Archiv fur Gesch. d. Naturw., VIII, p. 134-139. Leipzig 1918. 1sis

    The German Patent 244-475 (1908 July 28) for a lubricating device is really a rediscovery of a Heronian idea. G. S.

    S. 1I

    Mooney, Joseph J. HOSIDIUS GETA'S Tragedy ( Medea )). A Vergilian cento. Latin text with metrical translation, 96 p. Birmingham, CORNISH, 1919.

    Curious work throwing light on ancient Roman magic. C. S.

    Peters, Christian H. F. [ -1890] and Knobel, Edward Ball PTOLE- MY'S Catalogue of Stars, a revision of the Almagest, 207 p. in-4?, 4 pi. Washington, CARNEGIE Institution, 1915. Isis

    See Isis, II, p. 401 (SARTON).

    Schiitte, Gudmund. PTOLEMY'S Maps of Northern Europe. A recon- struction of the prototypes, xvi+150+xxxlI p., 31 maps. Copen- hagen, HAGERUP, 1917. ISIS

    See Isis, III, p. 422-423, (SARTON).


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  • S. IV S. VII S. VIII S. IX S. X

    S. IV

    Schiff, Julius.Erwiderung auf EDM. 0. V. LIPPMANN'S Bemerkung zur Geschichte des Quecksilbers und der Quecksilberverbindungen. Archiv f. Gesch. d. Neturw., VII, p. 310-312. Leipzig 1916. Isis

    Apropos of a passage of AUSONIUS. See Isis, III, p. 95.

    S. VII

    Browne, G. F. The Venerable BEDE, his Life and Writings, xv -+ 327 p. illustr. London, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowl- edge, 1919. Isis

    A popular but scholarly and useful account of the man who was perhaps the most important writer of the Dark Ages, with a valuable chapter on his scientific works. C. S.

    Lammens, Henri. L'attitude de l'Islam primitif en face des arts figures. Journal Asiatique, VI., p. 239-279. Paris 1915. isis

    Communication faite au IIIe Congres archdologique de Rome, octo- bre 1913, sous un titre 16gerement different. La these de l'auteur c'est que l'interdiction des images chez les musulmans n'est probablement pas ant6- rieure au Ine siecle de l'H6gire. MAHOMET n'y a point song6. G. S.

    S. VIII

    Pruefer, C. und Meyerhof, M. Die Augenheilkunde des JUHANNA b. MASAWAIH (777-857 n. Chr.). Der Islam, Bd. VI, p. 217 268, Strassburg 1916; cfr. also ibid., VII., p. 108. isis

    Contains a complete analysis of the Book of the Eye, known under the name " The Disorder of the Eye,,, the oldest systematic textbook of ophthal- mology in the Arabic literature. Followed by a critical study of the ophthal- mological part of the Syrian Book of Medicines published in 1913 by E. A. WALLIS BUDGE. G. S.

    Willoughby, L. A. England's (( Peaceful Penetration )) of Germany in the Middle Ages. Discovery, I, p. 46-48, London 1920. I8sis

    Deals with the Anglo-Saxon influences to which Germany was submitted in the vmii and Ixth cent., a propos of the work of WILHELM BRAUNE of Hei- delberg. G. S.

    S. IX

    Ruska, Julius. Zur altesten arabischen Algebra und Rechenkunst. Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akad. d. Wissensch., Philos.- hist.klasse, J. 1917. 125 S. Heidelberg, WINTER, 1917. sis

    Deals chiefly with AL KHOWARIZMI; analyzed under Islam. G. S.

    S. X

    Hauber, A. (t). Zur Verbreitung des Astronomen iSFI [903-986]. Der Islam, VIII, p. 48-54, Strassburg 1918. I8is


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  • S XI S. XI1 S. XIII

    Schoy, Carl. Das 20. Kapitel der grossen Hakemitischen Tafeln des IBN JNIS : Ueber die Berechnung des Azimuts aus der HShe und der Hohe aus dem Azimut. Ann. d. Hydr. usw., 48. Jahrg. (1920) Heft 3, p. 97-112. 1SI8

    Literal translation of the XXth chapter of the Hakemite tables with short commentary. G. S.

    S. Xl

    Dubreuil-Chambardel, Louis. Les medecins dans l'ouest de la France aux xIe et xne siecles, xn - 292 p. Paris, Societe frangaise d'Histoire de la Medecine, 1914. IsIS

    See Isis III, 279-280 (SINGER).

    S. XII

    Karpinski. Louis C. Two twelfth century algorisms. Isis, III, p 396- 413, 1921.


    Publication with notes and translation of two early Latin algorisms, both in the British Museum : (1) Royal MS. 15 B. IX, f. 77B; (2) EGERTON MS. 2261, f. 225B-227B. These algorisms are compared with other early algorisms and a bibliography of the subject is included. G. S.

    Langlois, Ch. V. Travaux de CH. H. HASKINS sur la litterature scienti- fique en latin au xne siecle. Journal des Savants, XVII, p. 57-73. Paris 19]9. ISIS

    Etude d'ensemble sur dix essais de CH. H. HASKINS, publi6s dans divers recueils de 1909 a 1918. G. S.

    Pardi, Ouiseppe. Quando fu composta la Geografia d'EDRISI. Rivista geografica italiana, XX1V, p. 380-382. Firenze 1917. iss

    Pardi argues that al Rojari could not be written while ROGER of Sicily lived because it does not mention the great Umbrian city of Spoleto : Spoleto was destroyed by FREDERIC BARBAROSSAin July 1154; ROGER died in Febr. of same year. G. S.

    Singer, Charles. DANIEL OF MORLEY, an English philosopher of the XIIth century. Isis, III, 263-269, 1920. isis

    Essay suggested by SUDHOFF'S publication of MORLEY'S Liber de naturis inferiorum et superiorum, 1917, with a bibliography. G. S.

    Sudhoff, Karl. DANIEL VON MORLEY. Liber de naturis inferiorum et superiorum nach der Handschrift Cod. ARUNDEL 377 des Britischen Museums zum Abdruck gebracht. Archiv f. Gesch. d. Naturw., VIII, p. 1-40, 1 Taf. Leipzig 1917. isis

    See CHARLES SINGER, Isis, III, p. 263-269.

    S. XIIl

    Dreyer, J. L. E. On the original form of the Alfonsine tables. Monthly notices of the R. Astron. Soc., vol. 80, p. 243-262, 1920. isis

    Based upon the study of 19 codices and of the early editions (ed. princeps, Venice, 1483). G. S.

    VoL. II-3



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  • S. XIV S. XV

    Oauchet, L. Note sur la trigonometrie spherique de Kouo CHEOU-KING [1231-1316]. T'oung Pao, XVIII, p. 151-174. Leide 1917. isis

    Little, A. 0. Studies in English Franciscan history, x + 248 p. Man- chester, University Press, 1917. ISIS

    See Isis, III, p. 280-282 (SINGER).

    McClenon, R. B. LEONARD OF PISA and his Liber Quadratorum, American Mathematical Monthly, XXVI, p. 1-8, 1919. Isis

    An excellent account, with summary of the fundamental propositions, of this interesting work by LEONARD OF PlSA, including translation of some of the propositions. L. C. K.

    Philipp, Karl. Beitrige zur Kulturgeschichte Persiens nach SA'DI. Der Islam, VII, p. 92 101, 299 306. Strassburg 1917. ISis

    I. Waffen und Heerwesen. II. Das Recht und seine Vertreter. III. Aerzte, Krankheiten und Heilmittel. G. S.

    Seybold, C. F. AL-ABHARI'S (t 663 = 1265) ISAGUGi und AL-FANARI'S (t 834 = 1431) Kommentar dazu: Beinerkungen zu Gothanus 1178 und Enzyklopidie des Islam I, 74 a. Der Islam, Bd. 9, 112-115. Strassburg 1919. ISI

    AL-ABHARI: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer. See H. SUTER, Die Mathematiker..., p. 141, 145, 219 SUTER gives another date of death, but 1265 is correct. The Isagoge is a book of logic. AL-ABHARi wrote also five (not 3) astronomical papers. G. S.

    Underhill, Evelyn. JACOPONE DA TODI. Poet and Mystic (1228-1306). A spiritual biography. With a selection from the spiritual songs, the Italian text translated into English verse by Mrs. THEODORE BECK, XI + 521 p., 2 illustr. London, J. M. DENT, 1919. iSis

    The text of the Laude is the one established by Dr. GIOVANNI FERRI, who has corrected the proofs of this new selection. To the biography (p. 3-248) and the select Laude are added a bibliography, a note on the MSS and an attempt to classify the poems in 4 chronological groups. G. S.

    S. XIV

    Ruska, Julius. Arabische Texte fiber das Fingerrechnen. Der Islam, Bd. X, p. 87-119. Berlin 1920. ISIS

    Edition and translation of Ms. Gotha A. 1495, a didactic poem by ABU'L-I[ASAN 'ALI IBN AL.-MAGRIBi with commentary by MuHJi AD-DIN 'ABD AL KADIR B. ALI B. SA'BAN AS-SOFI. The commentary dates of the last third of the XIVth cent., the poem of the xIvth or perhaps of the XIIIth cent. G. S.

    S. XV

    Almagii, Roberto. I1 mappemondo di ALBERTIN DE VIRGA. Rivista geografica ital., XXI, p. 92-96. Firenze 1914. IsI

    Apropos of F. R. v. WIESER. Die Weltkarte des ALBERTIN DE VIRGA aus dem Anfange des xv. Jahrh. in der Sammlung FIGDOR in Wien. Innsbruck, SCHWICK, 1912. G. S.


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